Why choose Airlie Beach?
Airlie Beach is a picturesque resort town situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and the gateway to the Whitsundays. Many sailing tours that visit the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef leave from Airlie Beach, making it the perfect place to stop during your travels. Sailing tours, which the town is known for, allow guests to have an authentic Australian experience out on the open ocean, exploring, relaxing and having fun, to see the beautiful reefs and islands. Visit Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island and the Great Barrier Reef all from the same place, taking in all the best of the Whitsundays.
Tourists visit Airlie Beach to sail the Whitsunday Islands and experience the Great Barrier Reef, centring the town around tourism and trips to the reef. With shops, restaurants and bars at your fingertips, Airlie is a little town with a huge personality, making it a worthwhile stop on your Australian adventure. They have everything you'll need during your time here and plenty to do in any spare time you have.
Many boat tours leave early in the morning or come back late in the evening, making Airlie Beach the go-to for overnight stays during your Whitsundays tour. There is certainly no lack of things to do in Airlie Beach itself, and it offers many day trips for those looking to stay a bit longer and keep their days full of adventure. With many types of accommodations, restaurants and bars, Airlie has something for everyone - including couples, backpackers and families - each different depending on what kind of trip you are planning and who you are travelling with.
Airlie Beach is a sought after destination by not only people visiting Australia, but Australians themselves. Trendy, fun, and lively with a great local vibe, Airlie Beach is a must-see!